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Poster: Mister Thomas Pinkney Barnwell the Fourth Date: Nov 2, 2006 11:05am
Forum: opensource_movies Subject: Best way to import material into an edit system

Hello,

I was wondering if anyone has any experience importing archive.org footage into an edit system. I have done it several times in the past, but I was never really happy with the results. The best quality I have been able to get was by burning a dvd, and then literally recapturing the footage into my edit system. I don't like this because it causes a generation loss! Mpegs imported directly in alway show compression and seem to suffer from random jitters. I've tried some conversion software (MPEG to AVI and MPEG to MOV) with pretty poor results.

Any suggestions? I edit using Avid Media Composer on a PC, but also have access to a Final Cut suite. Thanks.

-Thomas

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Staffindiworks Date: Nov 28, 2006 3:11pm
Forum: opensource_movies Subject: Re: Best way to import material into an edit system

answer (for mac users) is here: http://www.archive.org/iathreads/post-view.php?id=63098

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Poster: FP Date: Nov 3, 2006 7:41am
Forum: opensource_movies Subject: Re: Best way to import material into an edit system


I load MPEG2 files downloaded from the archive directly into Sony's excellent VEGAS software with no problem. No transcoding, no conversion of any kind necessary. The only files that choke VEGAS are certain DIVX AVIs, Real Media, and certain contentions types of WMV files.

I will take this opportunity once again to suggest VEGAS to anyone in need of excellent NLE software for the PC. The only way to beat is to use FINAL CUT PRO on a powerful Mac or a deluxe AVID hardware system.